Things to do in Launceston with kids

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Kids Paradise
(2 KMs)
Includes their Under 5s Room, Jungle Play Maze, Interactive Play Rooms, Inflatables, The Bike Track and skate karts, jumping castle and more.
West Launceston
Get out into the Tasmanian nature with walking and hiking trails, the WORLD longest single span chairlift, tons of wildlife, a swimming pool, beautiful gardens and panoramic lookouts with incredible views. Phew!
Offering several tours suitable for families from 50 mins to 2.5hrs in length, from a multi award winning silent running 1890s vessel.
Extensive fine, colonial and decorative arts collections to explore with the family, within a 120 old building. Free guided tours.
Social and Natural Science history collections, plus interactive science play zone, planetarium and more.
Kids who love engines, cars and motorbikes will have a great time with four sensational theme displays, as well as constantly changing exhibits in the main hall and a mezzanine floor packed with motorcycles.
90 minute tours in 3 types to suit, with immersive and well researched costumed commentary and bonus spooky noises.
Bruise-less, mess-less combat games played in glow in the dark, atmospheric arenas: with friends, against family, or everybody versus everybody!
Tasmania Zoo
(11 KMs)
Animal-tastic fun with 900 acres of private native bushland which is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in Tasmania! Only 18km from Launceston.
Visitors fly or glide across the treetops in this award winning and unique forest experience, gaining a bird's-eye view of Tasmania's beautiful forests.
Seahorse World
(39 KMs)
Beauty Point
Seahorse World gives kids and their families a unique educational tour experience through their fascinating aquarium dedicated to the breeding, education and conservation of the seahorse!
(69 KMs)
Indoor climbing, laser tag, interactive Imaginarium science lab, and big indoor play area.
Cradle Mountain
a uniquely beautiful day trip with ten rooms of outstanding wildlife photography inherently appealing to children plus multimedia displays.
Wonders of Wynyard
(126 KMs)
Home to a significant collection of vintage motors including one of two Model A Fords in existence. Plus local and national art and a visitor centre.
This stunning Tasmanian National Park is perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Beach strolls, swimming, wildlife spotting, snorkelling, super fun rock pools and diving are all waiting for you!
Chauncey Vale
(132 KMs)
Great for tiny explorers, several safe caves to discover and fairly gentle surroundings.
An exciting hands-on wildlife park in Richmond, Tasmania with a large range of native, agricultural and exotic animals including Bengal tigers and rare white African lions!
Take a trip back in time to where men laboured through mud, rain and treacherous landscapes to forge a railway link between the mining town of Queenstown and the port of Strahan. Kids will be thrilled as it climbs through sheer sided rainforested gor...
This multi award winning authentic model village has been reconstructed from original plans and it gives a unique glimpse into the tough life of Australia’s convict past.
Have a healthy active stomp around two individual mazes with challenges.
Skate rink welcomes, and hires out, inline and quad skating, scooters and even Toddler Ride on Buggies! Plus their huge multi level multi color adventure playframe.
Public open skate sessions are regularly available, with some speciality sessions set aside and lessons available in several skate types. Skating support frames are available for hire, and a sled is available for free on a first come first served bas...
Landscaped outdoor 18 hole mini golf within a resort, welcomes day visits too.
Indoor and outdoor 18 hole putting courses where the whole family can play. Kids will love the fun and tasteful little obstacles and challenges along the way!
Take the kids through a maritime journey where they can explore the influence of the sea on the lives of Tasmanians, and the strong maritime heritage of the islands. They can also enjoy the informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early Eur...
Mawsons Skate
(163 KMs)
Outdoor family skating experience on cutting edge Super-Glide synthetic ice. They also offer free use of their Penguin skating aids.
Zone 3 Laser Games
(163 KMs)
Bruise-less, mess-less combat games played in glow in the dark, atmospheric arenas: with friends, against family, or everybody versus everybody!
Flinders Island
Beautiful island fun with fishing, beaches, cruises, snorkelling and amazing marine wildlife! Flinders Islands are a unique destination just a short flight from Melbourne of Launceston.
Scenic river trip with informative historical commentary and buffet lunch.
Huon Bush Retreats
(174 KMs)
Huon Bush Retreats is set in an extensive private nature reserve just 50 minutes’ drive south of Hobart, in the Huon Valley, Tasmania. We offer a true retreat in a peaceful and secluded environment with accommodation, a 5km bush walking track netwo...
(174 KMs)
A fun and colourful multi-level fully padded indoor play centre for kids with a 2 lane astro slide, superslide, flying fox, crawl tubes and large ball pit, plus a separate fully enclosed toddler soft zone. Phew, that's a lot to fun to be had!

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Fun places to visit in Launceston with kids

Tasmania is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Tasmania's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Tasmania with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun things to do with kids in Tasmania - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best places to go with children in TAS